Google Play Music update adds option to listen to songs directly in search

The Android version of Google Play Music is getting new tweaks and improvements from time to time, but many of them don't come as updates via Google Play Store. It means that even if you have the newest version of the app, some features might not be available for you yet since they are rolled out from the server side.

One such feature is the option to listen to songs or entire albums directly from the search tab. There's a new play icon for the first three results that you get after doing a search in the Google Play Music for Android.

Only the first three search results are playable, but you can tap on the rest to view the listing in a separate window. Apparently, the new feature is available in the latest 7.9 and 7.10 versions of Google Play Music for Android, but it might not be available to everyone yet.

Keep in mind that the new option has been implemented in addition to the standard Search page of the Android app, so you can now use both depending on the situation.

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4 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice improvement.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Still waiting for UI and visual changes, app feels outdated.

4. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

A dark mode would be welcome if nothing else.

5. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

useful for sure!

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